Salt of the Earth

Date(s) - Wednesday, September 11, 2013
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Admissions: Free
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center


60th Anniversary of The Only Blacklisted American Film

Salt of the Earth is a powerful and emotionally-charged film, based on the 1950s strike by zinc miners in New Mexico. It explores the complex issues of labor relations, minority rights and the struggle of women to achieve equality and dignity in their daily lives. The production of the film faced political obstacles including vigilante attacks, boycotts, and even deportation of the lead actress. The film is a tale of struggle and resistance both in front and behind the lens.

Approx. 94min.

Screening followed by discussion facilitated by Jennifer Brier, Gender & Women’s Studies Program and the Department of History.

Poster: Salt of the Earth [PDF]

If you require any accommodations please contact us at least three days before the event.

Contact Info

Name: Mario Lucero
Phone: 312-996-3095


UIC Honors College and student organization United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS)

UIC Latino Cultural Center

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